Agenda and minutes
Transport Committee
Wednesday 16 May 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Chamber, City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA

Contact: Laura Pelling, Principal Committee Manager; Telephone: 020 7983 5526; Email:  [email protected]; Minicom: 020 7983 5526 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence and Chairman's Announcements

To receive any apologies for absence and any announcements from the Chairman.

Minutes:

1.1  There were no apologies for absence.

 

1.2  The Chair placed on record her thanks to the outgoing Chairman, Keith Prince AM, for his hard work over the past Assembly Year.

 

1.3  The Chair also placed on record, on behalf of the Committee, her thanks to the Deputy Mayor for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

2.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 84 KB

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note the offices held by Assembly Members, as set out in the table at Agenda Item 2, as disclosable pecuniary interests;

 

(b)   Note the declaration by any Member(s) of any disclosable pecuniary interests in specific items listed on the agenda and the necessary action taken by the Member(s) regarding withdrawal following such declaration(s); and

 

(c)   Note the declaration by any Member(s) of any other interests deemed to be relevant (including any interests arising from gifts and hospitality received which are not at the time of the meeting reflected on the Authority’s register of gifts and hospitality, and noting also the advice from the GLA’s Monitoring Officer set out at Agenda Item 2) and to note any necessary action taken by the Member(s) following such declaration(s).

Minutes:

2.1   Resolved:

 

  That the list of offices held by Assembly Members, as set out in the table at Agenda Item 2, be noted as disclosable pecuniary interests.

3.

Membership of the Committee

The Committee is recommended to note the membership and chairing arrangements for the Committee, which will be agreed by the London Assembly at its Annual Meeting on 10 May 2018.

Minutes:

3.1  The Committee received the supplementary agenda which set out the membership and chairing arrangements for the Committee, which was agreed by the London Assembly at its Annual Meeting on 10 May 2018 as follows:

 

Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM (Chair)

Florence Eshalomi AM (Deputy Chair)

Shaun Bailey AM

Tom Copley  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

4.

Terms of Reference

The Committee is recommended to note the following terms of reference, subject to agreement by the London Assembly at its Annual meeting on 10 May 2018.

 

1.  To examine and report from time to time on –

·  the strategies, policies and actions of the Mayor, Transport for London, and the other Functional Bodies where appropriate; and

·  matters of importance to Greater London as they relate to transport in London.

 

2.  To examine and report to the Assembly from time to time on the Mayor’s Transport Strategy, in particular its implementation and revision.

 

3.  To take into account in its deliberations the cross cutting themes of: the health of persons in Greater London; the achievement of sustainable development in the United Kingdom; climate change; and the promotion of opportunity.

 

4.  To oversee the work of the London Transport Users’ Committee (operating as London TravelWatch), to receive regular monitoring reports from that Committee and support its consultative programme. To negotiate with the Mayor for the annual budget for the London Transport Users’ Committee and to recommend to the Assembly, through the GLA Oversight Committee, an annual budget for the London Transport Users’ Committee.

 

5.  To discharge the responsibilities and functions of the  ...  view the full agenda text for item 4.

Minutes:

4.1  Resolved:

 

That the terms of reference, as agreed at the Annual Meeting of the London Assembly on 10 May 2018 be noted.

5.

Standing Delegations

The Committee is recommended to note the following standing delegations, subject to agreement by the London Assembly at its Annual Meeting on 10 May 2018:

 

At its Annual Meeting on 1 May 2013, the Assembly agreed to delegate a general authority to Chairs of all ordinary committees and sub-committees to respond on the relevant committee or sub-committee’s behalf, following consultation with the lead Members of the party Groups on the committee or sub-committee, where it is consulted on issues by organisations and there is insufficient time to consider the consultation at a committee meeting.

 

On 21 July 2005, the Transport Committee resolved:

 

To delegate the Chair of the Transport Committee, in consultation with the Deputy Chair, to take action in accordance with the functions of the Assembly listed in respect of the London Transport Users Committee under the GLA Act 1999.

 

On 9 June 2005, the Transport Committee resolved:

 

Future requests by LTUC[1] office holders to take on directorships/offices in other organisations be delegated to the Chair of the Transport Committee in consultation with the Party Spokespeople on the Transport Committee and following advice from the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

[It is a requirement of the Terms and Conditions  ...  view the full agenda text for item 5.

Minutes:

5.1  Resolved:

 

That the standing delegations of authority to the Chair, as set out below, be noted.

 

On 21 July 2005, the Transport Committee resolved:

 

To delegate the Chair of the Transport Committee, in consultation with the Deputy Chair, to take action in accordance with the functions of the Assembly  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 86 KB

The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meetings of the Transport Committee held on 19 February 2018 and 1 March 2018 to be signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

6.1  Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the meetings of the Transport Committee held on 19 February 2018 and 1 March 2018 be signed by the Chair as correct records.

7.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact Laura Pelling, [email protected], 020 7983 5526

 
The Committee is recommended to note the completed and outstanding actions
arising from previous meetings of the Committee.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

7.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

7.2  Resolved:

 

That the completed and outstanding actions arising from previous meetings of the Committee be noted.

8.

Tube Delays pdf icon PDF 135 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Will King; [email protected]; 020 7983 5596

 

The Committee is recommended to note the report as background to putting questions to invited guests on tube delays and to note the discussion.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

8.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat as background to putting questions to the following invited guests:

·  Nigel Holness, Director of Network Operations, Transport for London (TfL); and

·  Peter McNaught, Director of Asset Operations, TfL.

 

8.2  A transcript of the discussion is attached  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

9.

Motorcycle Safety Report pdf icon PDF 102 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Richard Berry, [email protected]; 020 7983 4000

 

The Committee is recommended to note the report, Motorcycle safety in London: update report, as agreed by the Chairman under delegated authority, in consultation with the Deputy Chair and party Group Lead Members, as attached at Appendix 1.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

9.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

9.2  Resolved:

 

That the report, Motorcycle safety in London: update report, as

agreed by the former Chairman under delegated authority, in consultation with the former Deputy Chair and party Group Lead Members, attached at Appendix 1, be  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.

10.

Cycling Infrastructure Report pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Richard Berry, [email protected]; 020 7983 4000

 

The Committee is recommended to note:

 

(a)  The report, London’s cycling infrastructure, as agreed by the Chairman under delegated authority, in consultation with the Deputy Chair and party Group Lead Members, as set out at Appendix 1.

 

(b)  The record of its site visits to test new cycling infrastructure in central London and Walthamstow, as set out at Appendix 2.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

10.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

10.2  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the report, London’s cycling infrastructure, as agreed by the

Former Chairman under delegated authority, in consultation with the Deputy Chair and party Group Lead Members, as set out at Appendix 1, be noted;  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.

11.

Response to Reports on Bus Services pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Richard Berry, [email protected]; 020 7983 4000

 

The Committee is recommended to note the further response from TfL to its reports, Driven to distraction: Making London’s buses safer and London’s bus network.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

11.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

11.2  Resolved:

 

  That the further response from TfL to the reports, Driven to

distraction: Making London’s buses safer and London’s bus network be noted.

12.

Response to Report on Outer London Junctions pdf icon PDF 54 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Richard Berry, [email protected]; 020 7983 4000

 

The Committee is recommended to note the response from TfL to its report; Hostile Streets: walking and cycling at outer London junctions, and the impact review for the report, as found at Appendices 1 and 2.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

12.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

12.2  Resolved:

 

  That the response from TfL to the reports, Hostile Streets:

walking and cycling at outer London junctions, and the impact review for the report, as attached at Appendices 1 and 2, be noted.

13.

Transport Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Richard Berry, [email protected], 020 7983 4000

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)   Agree the work programme for the 2018/19 Assembly year as set out in the report.  

(b)   Delegate authority to the Chairman, in consultation with the Deputy Chair and party Group Lead Members, to agree:

i)  The topic and any terms of reference for an investigation into  London’s National Rail Network;

ii)  A response to Transport for London’s consultation on private hire safety regulation; and

iii)  Details of a site visit to the construction site for the Tottenham Court Road Elizabeth Line station.

Minutes:

13.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

13.2  Resolved:

 

(a)   That the work programme for 2018/19 Assembly year as set out in

  the report be agreed;

(b)  That authority be  delegated to the Chair, in consultation with

  party Group Lead Members, to agree:

i)  The  ...  view the full minutes text for item 13.

14.

River Bus Services pdf icon PDF 124 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Richard Berry, [email protected]; 020 7983 4000

 

The Committee is recommended to note the report as background to putting questions to invited guests on river bus services and to note the discussion.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

14.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat as background to putting questions to the following invited guests:

·  Danny Price, General Manager of Sponsored Services, TfL;

·  Robin Mortimer, Chief Executive, Port of London Authority;

·  Sean Collins, Managing Director, MBNA Thames Clippers; and

·  Emma McFarlane, Passenger Representative.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 14.

15.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for Wednesday, 13 June 2018 at 10.00am in the Chamber, City Hall.

Minutes:

15.1  The next meeting of the Committee was scheduled for Wednesday 13 June 2018at10.00am,in the Chamber, City Hall.

16.

Any Other Business the Chairman Considers Urgent

Minutes:

16.1  There was no other business.

17.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

17.1  The meeting ended at 12.19pm.